Secretary Grumbles Archive

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: Thoughts from Sec. Ben Grumbles

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT While 2015 is now officially in the rear view mirror, it’s good to keep in mind past accomplishments and experiences as we drive to new destinations and opportunities in 2016. Here are some of 2015’s top environmental accomplishments: 1 Phosphorus ...Read More

Maryland Water Quality Trading Advisory Committee to hold first meeting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Maryland Department of the Environment Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland Department of Agriculture Jason Schellhardt (410) 841-5744 jason.schellhardt@maryland.gov Maryland Water Quality Trading Advisory Committee to hold first meeting Baltimore, MD (January 20, 2016) – An advisory group formed to help Maryland develop a nutrient trading policy to ...Read More

Star Democrat: Nutrient trading highlighted at symposium

WYE MILLS — Both the secretary of the Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Maryland Department of the Environment on Friday, Jan. 8, billed nutrient trading as a way for the state to meet its pollution reduction goal as set forth by the federal Environmental Protection Agency… Read the ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve water quality, save energy Baltimore, MD (January 6, 2016) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $1.2 million in funding ...Read More

Maryland Nutrient Trading Symposium to be held on January 8, 2016

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (Maryland Department of the Environment) (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Jason Schellhardt (Maryland Department of Agriculture) (410) 841-5744 jason.schellhardt@maryland.gov Maryland Nutrient Trading Symposium to be held on January 8, 2016 Baltimore, MD (December 17, 2015) – The public is invited to attend the Maryland Nutrient Trading Symposium to ...Read More

MCCC recommends state reduce GHG emissions 40% by 2030 with strengthened links to healthy economy

MEDIA CONTACTS: Mark Shaffer (410) 537-3003 mark.shaffer1@maryland.gov MCCC recommends state reduce GHG emissions 40% by 2030 with strengthened links to healthy economy Baltimore, MD (December 16, 2015) – A new report from the Maryland Commission on Climate Change that was adopted unanimously Wednesday calls on the State to develop and ...Read More

Depts of Environment & Transportation, MD Port Administration announce Clean & Green Ports agreement

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Depts of Environment & Transportation, MD Port Administration announce Clean & Green Ports agreement EPA presents grant funding to assist in lowering emissions from Port operations Baltimore, MD (December 11, 2015) – State officials today announced Maryland’s commitment to cooperative efforts that will protect ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grant will reduce pollution, improve water quality Baltimore, MD (December 3, 2015) – The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved more than $6 million in funding to improve water ...Read More

WJZ: Maryland Plans To Seek Penalties From Volkswagen

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland joins multiple states seeking penalties and repairs from Volkswagen, following a massive emissions cheating scandal. The automaker has admitted to rigging emissions tests for millions of its diesel models. Read the entire article.

Hogan Administration pursues penalties, repairs from Volkswagen

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Hogan Administration pursues penalties, repairs from Volkswagen Baltimore, MD (November 30, 2015) – The Hogan Administration announced today its intention to seek penalties and correctives actions from automaker Volkswagen for installing devices that allowed thousands of vehicles to pollute Maryland’s air at up ...Read More
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